Bird of Paradise Overview
The Bird of Paradise is native to South Africa. People who speak English in Europe and Africa call it Cranes Bill or the Crane Flower. It can grow 3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 m) in height and is a close relative of the banana and the heliconia. The “bird” is the top portion of this plant, with orange feathers and a blue tongue. The plant is easy to grow if it is watered well. It is a favorite in the cut-flower business.